Learning your educational needs is the foundation of our approach. Our unique design philosophy we call Upward Thinking, enables a student-first mentality for K12 schools and helps us deliver on the promise to create a better experience for students and staff.
We Listen to Your
Understanding your approach to education is our top priority at the beginning of the design process. We seek to discover and understand your educational outcomes to ensure that your desired curriculum needs are met within your future space.
We Look at the
We confirm your capacity needs by looking to other school districts of similar size. We analyze everything from enrollment trends to square footage per student ratios and often find that it’s feasible to average 25% less space per student!
We Look at Your
We analyze the current conditions of your district including the useful lifespan of your buildings and active space utilization. In preliminary reviews, we’ve found that simply reallocating the use of your space can solve a lot of problems!
We value input from school staff, administration, students and community
Our collaborative process with your educational professionals and students helps us determine the right pedagogical method. We know that your students are the heartbeat of your school and your student body culture is something that makes your school unique. That’s why we see no substitute for receiving input directly from students. The insight into their needs is invaluable and helps us to design spaces specifically with your students in mind.
The learning spaces of today are calling for new levels of versatility. There are times
As learning from home becomes a new reality for kids everywhere, long-term implications are being questioned. How can
It is a common misunderstanding that K12 architecture has remained the same over the years.
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